What To Do If Your Water Heater is Leaking

It’s been a long day at work and you desperately want that hot, relaxing shower so you can unwind for the evening. However when you turn the water on you notice that while things start out hot and relaxing, within a matter of mere minutes that comforting warmth is being replaced by rapidly cooling water. 


With your shower cut short, you go to investigate exactly what the problem is only to find a pool of water around the base of your water heater. As far as you can tell at the moment your water heater is leaking. 


Today United Water Restoration Group of Pinellas County would like to take some time to help you figure out the cause of why your water heater is leaking if you find yourself in a situation like this.


What’s The Problem?

When trying to pinpoint the cause of why your water heater is leaking, you want to take a careful approach from top to bottom. There’s even a chance that it’s not even the water heater that’s leaking, but rather a connecting pipe. 


Begin inspecting your water heater visually from top to bottom starting with the water supply lines that feed into the tank. From there, continue this process working your way down by inspecting the water heater nipples, pressure release valve, drain line, and even the tank itself.


Be cautious when doing this, you are working with a water heater after all. When inspecting for the cause of why your water heater is leaking, keep in mind that any attempt to disassemble your water heater bears the potential risks of injury to you as well as worsening the water damage in the area, leading to a bigger mess. 


It’s only when you find the source of the leak you can properly determine if you can tackle the problem on your own, or if you’ll need repairs or full replacement from professionals. Depending on the amount of water that’s leaked from the water heater, it’s possible you’ll need to seek mitigation too.


Addressing Damage Left Behind

When you’ve found the cause of why your water heater is leaking, you still have another problem to address; the mess the water left behind. There’s a high chance that a leaking water heater has caused some damage to your property, and if that’s the case you’re going to want United Water Restoration Group of Pinellas County in your corner. 

With our selection of tools, expertly trained professionals, and the ability to work with all insurance providers we are the clear choice when it comes to mitigating water damage and conducting water damage restoration. You can contact us today at (727) 292-1044. Don’t delay, give us a call as soon as possible!


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